Over $226,590 has been allocated to 49 community groups and organisations in the second round of the 2020-21 Cockburn Community Fund – the City of Cockburn’s Grants, Donations and Sponsorship program.
Recipients were announced at a ceremony at the City’s Administration Building on Monday, 31 May 2021.
This round’s funding included Community Grants of $62,966, Cultural Grants of $11,485, Donations of $68,800 and Sponsorship of $36,500, Environmental Education Grants for Schools of $8,000, and Sustainability Grants of $38,840 – totalling $226,591.
“The Cockburn Community Fund delivers over one million dollars in funding to our local groups, organisations and individuals every year, to help with projects and activities that enrich our community,” said Mayor Logan Howlett.
“I congratulate all of our worthy recipients and thank you for the valuable work that you do to make Cockburn the best place to be,” said Mayor Howlett.
Some of the recipients include:
- Second Harvest Australia – $20,000 to continue assisting Cockburn community members with emergency food relief, access to low cost and nutritious food, clothing, footwear and household items, and daily food deliveries to Southwell Primary School.
- Black Swan Health – $20,000 to assist with operating costs for the ‘Freo Street Doctor’ service in Cockburn. This is a free, easily accessible, culturally appropriate and non-judgmental, mobile medical service providing treatment to disadvantaged, marginalised and at-risk community members.
- Rocky Bay – $10,803 towards an ‘Accessibility Showcase of an Independence Kitchen’ at their Cockburn site, featuring modified appliances and equipment to support kitchen-based life-skills development.
- Coogee Primary School Parents and Citizens Association – $8,382.55 towards the ‘Coogee Primary School Values Pencil Signage Project’, an installation at the front of the school displaying the school values and vision featuring Whadjuk Noongar language.
- Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club – $4,000 for promotion and purchase of a beach and water access wheelchair for the inclusive Starfish Nippers program for children under 13 with a disability.
- Harvest Lakes Residents Association – $3,978.61 towards planting over 900 donated plants at Harmony Lake and Eco-Park, and a systematic hand weeding program around Harmony Lake and Goodwill Park by volunteers and Bush Ranger Cadets.
- Lakeside Baptist Church trading as Lakeside Recreation Centre – $3,576.18 towards a recycling program by purchasing 34 new bins to divert an estimated 20,000 bottles and a large amount of paper from landfill each year.
- Yangebup Family Centre – $3,000 for the ‘Return to Work 2021’ six-week program to improve job readiness and assist participants to navigate the online job search and interview environment following COVID-19.
The next funding round will open in August 2021.
Information about the City’s funding programs is available here